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Mitt Coming to Israel, Banking on Obama’s Cool Ties with Netanyahu


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will leave on Wednesday for a week-long trip to the Olympics in London, Poland, and Israel.

Romney’s visit to Israel will be an opportunity to appeal to both Jewish voters and pro-Israel evangelical voters. He will also take advantage of his good relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose relationship with President Obama is on the rocky side.

Romney aides say the trip is a “listen and learn” tour, meaning the candidate is not planning to make any policy pronouncements. Readers may recall that candidate Barack Obama’s 2008 trip abroad was a huge success, especially when he spoke to a very large audience in Berlin, declaring, “The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic cannot stand.”

According to Reuters, in London Romney will meet Prime Minister David Cameron and former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Romney is planning to do some fund raising from Americans living in Britain.

In Warsaw and Gdansk, Romney will hold talks with Polish officials and former Solidarity leader Lech Walesa.

Romney has criticized Obama’s handling of Iran in no uncertain terms, and vowed not to allow it to develop a nuclear weapon. Romney made few friends in Tehran by declaring that “ultimately, regime change is what’s going to be necessary.”

“The focus of the trip really is about learning, listening … and it’s about continuing to project Governor Romney’s strong view that America needs to stand by its allies, particularly allies that are under siege, like Israel,” said Romney foreign policy adviser Dan Senor.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited Jerusalem in May and heard complaints from the Israeli leadership about the current state of the U.S.-Israeli relationship, a source familiar with her meetings told Reuters.

Then there’s the fact that President Obama has skipped Israel on his trips to the region.

“It’s not a trivial issue that Obama has not been to Israel during his presidency,” Republican foreign policy expert Michael Goldfarb told Reuters. “Of course he went as a candidate, but he ran as a pro-Israeli figure and in office has not lived up to his promises.”

About the Author: Dovid Schwartz is an owner of JewishPress.com and chairman of the Karnei Shomron Likud branch.


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15 Responses to “Mitt Coming to Israel, Banking on Obama’s Cool Ties with Netanyahu”

  1. Não deixam partilhar.

  2. Headline is odd; 'Obama's Ties to Bibi? My President isn't tied to your up-start piece of dirt in SW Asia.Israel is a foreign country to that of the USA. But as long as I'm writing this comment, why doesn't thejewishpress.com do a Romney timeline to Zionism. It will be a good read seeing Mormons aren't Zionist by creed. So what happened? who did he brush up against? why have no Arabists in the Romney staff at a time of mass Arab revolution? they won't be fooled again.

  3. Yes….The WAR MONGER is going to tell the TAX-EVADER!

    LIE upon LIE about Iran.

    See, The WAR MONGER, will NEVER CONFIRM, like President Carter said on Larry King : " That Israel has over 100 + NUKES POINTED at PERSIA! "….

    But The TAX-EVADER DOESN'T Care about FACTS? You know?

    Like WHY he STILL HAS NOT SHOWN The American People, ALL Of his Returns & OVERSEAS Bank Accounts!
    —————————————————————————————————
    4 MORE YEARS!

  4. Rc Fowler says:

    Unfortunately most Jews are so pathetic they will vote again for a man who hates them and Israel!

  5. Rc Fowler says:

    And what about all of the coverups of Obama?

    What a man does with his private funds–is none of anyone else's business!

  6. Rc Fowler says:

    You are an ignorant fool!

  7. Rc Fowler

    And F**K YOU TOO !….Fool.

  8. Rc Fowler
    What a man does with his private funds–is none of anyone else's business!
    ———————————————————————————–
    Yes Stupid !….I'm sure Al Capone would have said the same !

  9. The mistake your making is why do you think Mitt Romney is going to Israel? The question you should be asking yourselves is why would a party like the Republicans who hate Jews, blacks and other ethnic groups care about a Jewish state? They purger votes, don't stand for women's rights , do not care if nobody has health coverage but you think they care about you! You must ask yourself that question.t you feel they will help you,-you know the big 1% Anglo-Saxon money that keeps Jews out of their golf clubs. The Republicans that want to drop drones on Russia and cause world war three. They could care less about you or Israel. They want access to their holy land. Never forget that.They want control and access. That's all. President Obama is black.That right, I don't think that will change! Is it his race that makes you think he is not behind Israel? He did not have to go out of his way and give the strongest speech a US President has ever given at the UN. He understands foreign policy and what can happen when you act without thinking.
    What US president has 'no't been behind Israel and name me specifically what Obama has done to make you say such uninformed comments.Romney knows nothing of war or foreign policy. Mitt is a man who said "Oh we have a foreign policy committee for things like that, I don't get involved". He is a man who was trying to convert people to Mormons in France during Vietnam. If you want vouchers instead of Medicare then Romney's your man. If you care about America functioning then you should think logically, not with rhetoric that you heard from someone.If America becomes divided how can we help Israel?

  10. I do enjoy reading your posts because they are very enlightening and make me think about things but i am curious. Where do you get the generalization that republicans hate all races besides whites. I think your generalizing ALL republicans because im sure their are some racist democrats as well.

  11. Mitt Romney's visit won't give Israel much confidence or win Jewish votes. In Mormonism, Mormons are the Chosen People; and the Jews are, well, Gentiles. To gain an existential understanding of the cult that produced Mitt Romney, and to get your socks scared off read The Assassination of Spiro Agnew, available at:

    http://www.amazon.com/Assassination-Spiro-Agnew-novel-ebook/dp/B0083EGJXC

    Its brown-eyed, part-Mexican Mormon assassin dramatizes the Mormon superiority complex manifesting as racism, jingoism and an anti-federal government temperament.
    It shows the similarities between Islam and Mormonism and reveals the secrets of Mormon mind control, the spiritual powers behind the cult.

    Here's a review:

    “With a clarity of language and vision unsurpassed in contemporary American prose, Steven Janiszewski's Assassination of Spiro Agnew takes us into a U.S. mazed with madness and Mormonism and all things Utah, a U.S. that was then and still is. Do we need a novel, even as brilliant as this one, about a young man on a divine mission to assassinate the Vice President because he is too liberal? Yes, now more than ever. Readers, welcome to a masterpiece.”.

    http://www.tomwhalen.com

    Read The Assassination of Spiro Agnew.

  12. I have the funniest feeling that Obama is more muslim than Christian and as he said he was yet his policies belie his words.

  13. what has black to do with whether a person's heart is in the right place or not, seems you are making a lot of accusations which have no ground for your biasses.

  14. jasonsmith says:

    As a Mormon, I would like to categorically state that everything you wrote in your post was completely and utterly false.

    Mormons proclaim that are G-d’s chosen people, and that the Messiah will return to them again. That the Temple in Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and that the land and the Dead Sea will be healed.

    We believe that after the Messiah has come, that all believers will go up to Jerusalem to participate in the Feast of the Tabernacles, and that “the Lord of Hosts shall reign…in Jerusalem”.

  15. jasonsmith says:

    “that the Jews are still G-d’s covenant people”. Sorry for the typo.

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